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#1 ChunkyChook

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:36 AM

I am a shocking eater and lack alot of vitamins and minerals. I dont eat until after work each day during the week, anywhere between 2.15 and 3.00.

I bought the womens Cenovis once daily mulri vitamins and says to have with morning meal. I dont have a morning meal, I have a giant drive thru coffee before work. Would it be ok to have the vitamin with it or would it do more harm than good?



#2 Mumof2bubbaz

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:46 AM

I don't know if that's why they say to have it with food, but whenever I've tried to take a multivitamin on an empty stomach it makes me feel queasy.

Rowena

#3 peking homunculus

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

It won't hurt you but probably won't be absorbed very well.

I don't think a multivitamin is going to help you much. You need to find ways of getting vitamins and minerals and fibrre via food, not via pills.

Can you have a smoothie rather than a coffee for breakfast?

#4 WYSIWYG

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

Multivitamins usually reflux on me if I don't eat something when taking them. The taste of the reflux makes me want to vomit. Multivitamins do not taste good going down, and certainly not going up either.

#5 Feral-as-Meggs

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:53 AM

Trying that always made me throw up within 10 minutes.   I take mine with dinner.

Could you manage a smoothie with some supplements for breakfast instead of the giant coffee?

#6 ChunkyChook

Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:57 AM

I just cant do anything remotley solid before 10-10.30 I have tried smoothies (different ones with the frozen smoothie cubes) Meal supplement shakes, quick oats, cereals. They make me dry retch. I might try a piece of toast, or even a crumpet or english muffin. Even the thought of those right now isn't good.



#7 Liv_DrSperm_sh

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:00 AM

last time I tried a multivitamin on an empty stomach it came straight back up...yuck!

No idea why. I'm with a pp....take it with dinner.

Also, taking a multivit won't make up for missing breakfast...try a smoothie, or one of those up and go drinks, they have fibre in them and some other stuff so it's a better option than a pill.

Edited to add: just read your update - if breakfast is that hard for you then skip it and have something a bit later! I also don't really enjoy breakfast and skip it quite a lot. I usually have an apple or some ryvita (or a cupcake) at 10.30 instead. I know all the advice is to eat breakfast, but that is the problem with general advice, it doesn't work for everybody!

Edited by Livsh, 28 November 2012 - 09:05 AM.


#8 robot sm

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:02 AM

They also recommend them in the morning as some multivitamins have ingredients that can give you a bit of an energy boost - so the idea is not to take them before bed.  And as someone else said, they're absorbed better with food.

#9 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 28 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

If I take a multi vitamin on an empty stomach I feel very, very nauseous. Not a nice feeling.

#10 ~rollercoaster~

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:07 AM

Nature's Way do a night time mutlivitamin that you could take with dinner.

#11 mummahh

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

You need something to line your stomach before you take a vitamin. A little bit of milk or yoghurt would do the trick. I would drink the coffee either an hour before or after.

#12 Future-Xmas-elf

Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

If 10:30 is the earliest you can eat, then have it with a banana or apple or something at 10:30.
Empty stomach though isn't great as PP said

#13 Leafprincess

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

I don't know that you would be absorbing the vitamin if you took it without food.

I'm guessing the food acts as an indicator for your body to start the processing functions?

Why don't you just take it with your first meal of the day?
I take my vitamins with dinner.


#14 peking homunculus

Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:32 AM

I'd say that the pill is hard on the tummy because you are effectively taking a chemical cocktail. Most of the vitamins/minerals in supplements are synthetic, not naturally derived and they are isolated out of the food which usually delivers them to your body.

Food is the best way of getting vitamins and minerals. OP, if you are concerned about your intake of v&m, you really should look at ways to eat more nutrient dense foods.

#15 CallMeFeral

Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:02 PM

I'm like you and don't really have breakfast, I try to have the vitamin with a glass of milk. That said, when I've had it on an empty stomach I've never noticed any difference.
I've actually never thought to bother having it in the morning either though - just take it when I remember.




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